Set one of New Year's Eve proper features a range of Umphrey's tunes: look for massive improv vehicle “Ocean Billy,” prog-monster "Wizard Burial Ground," and the debut of dance-anthem "Bad Friday," which featured the return of Mad Dog's Filthy Little Secret and Jeff Coffin. The horns resurfaced and joined the band for much of set two, including a "40's Theme", "Booth Love," and the debut of the Phil Collins hit "Sussudio."
As the NYE run nears, the question always circles amongst fans, "What will the band play for the ball drop?" 2013's "Hurt Bird Bath" did not disappoint as the energy mounted to a pinnacle at midnight. Keeping with tradition, midnight brought a heartfelt but rocking rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," complete with confetti and fantastic balloon drop. Appropriately, “Hit It and Quit It” by Funakdelic was the first song played in 2014, all setting up for the grand finale encore, “Resolution." Another fantastic New Years Run is in the books!